Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Why Study Statistics at Queen's?

Undergraduate Students at Ontario Hall

Statistics is the entire science of decision making in the face of uncertainty.  It is the mathematical and computational study of randomness and variability of data. It is used in and makes significant impact on any field where data is collected. Jobs for statisticians exist in nearly every field and are expected to grow tremendously.  Statistician, more broadly, data scientist, is consistently ranked as the top job in United States by the press.

Undergraduate Students

Knowledge & Skills

Our Department offers a major, a medial and a minor in Statistics. A wide range of undergraduate courses covering theory, computations, and applications is offered to provide students a solid footing in Mathematics, computing skills, and sound knowledge in Statistics. A major in Statistics from Queen's University will prepare you for a career in one of the world's most in-demand scientific fields. A medial in Statistics with other subjects is also extremely useful to expand your career choices. Undergraduate students also have the opportunity to take up internship through the Queen’s Undergraduate Internship Program (QUIP).

   What Do Statisticians Do?

Potential career paths for students majoring in Statistics

  • Data Scientist
  • Data Analyst
  • Statistician
  • Actuary
  • Market Researcher
  • Operation Researcher
  • Financial/Risk Analyst
  • Teaching
  • Professor

Building A Career

To learn about the career, visit This is Statistics, a website hosted by the American Statistical Association to explain the role of statistics in industry and research and to shed light on a diverse array of careers that involve statistics.


Prospective students pursuing a mathematics concentration are admitted into the Faculty of Arts & Science by the Undergraduate Admission Office, in either the Arts or the Sciences. Please contact the Undergraduate Admission office at for further information such as tuition and fees, financial assistance, and student services.

Applying From High School

Admission requirements vary across Canadian, American, and International Schools, with consideration for those who have completed Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) course credits. These are all addressed on the Undergraduate Admission webpage.

If you are a student in Ontario, the following General and Program-specific requirements apply:  The Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), and six 4U and M courses. Students in Francophone schools may offer the equivalent of English 4U.

Program Requirements:  Arts (application code [QA]): English 4U, plus two additional 4U courses;  Science (application code [QS]): English 4U, Advanced Functions 4U, Calculus and Vectors 4U, plus two of Biology 4U, Chemistry 4U or Physics 4U.

Applying From University/College

If you have fewer than 24 units, you are considered a first year applicant.  Please contact by the Undergraduate Admission Office. If you are upper-year students, please contact Undergraduate Chair for the possibility of transferring to mathematics degree programs.

Degree Programs

Queen's offers three degrees in Statistics: the Major (BSCH), the Medial (BAH) and the Minor.


C. Devon Lin
Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies